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9 Ballet dancers and their peculiarly wedge-shaped feet

With thanks to Michelle Potter.

http://michellepotter.org

 

 

More reading:

https://www.theballetblog.com/portfolio/does-pointe-work-cause-bunions/

More evidence:

 

Judging from what I have been able to discover it appears that the number of sports, activities or occupations that significantly exercise the calf muscles is quite limited. These are: dancing, tennis, cycling, cross country skiing, soccer and sports involving running and jumping. “Calf muscles are used in every running, jumping, dancing activity as well as some kicking activities such as soccer and martial arts.” Quoted from “Coaching and Teaching Female Athletes and Dancers”, by Chris Wells, Kari Fasting, Diane Daum.
I have checked each of these activities and it appears that ballet dancing is the only one that can give the wedged shaped toes that SM is said to have had.
Previously I wasn’t very hot on the hypothesis that SM was a ballet dance, but I am now warming to the idea.

Byron Deveson.

10 Comments Post a comment
  1. Ellen #

    Bunions aren’t rare and some non-athletes have well developed calves.

    January 9, 2018
  2. Bunions are common with ballet dancers, probably more so than any other occupation, as are wedge-shaped feet.

    January 9, 2018
  3. bdid1dr #

    Never mind ballet dancers ! Take a good look at cowboys’ feet. Take a good look at any cowboy’s feet — Australian or North American or South American…..

    bdid1dr

    January 17, 2018
    • I have …. as a matter of fact I’ve got one of Australia’s champion rodeo horsemen living on the neighbouring property – all his boots fit him, they are leather and supple over years of use, and when he stands in his stirrups he’s on the balls of his feet.

      January 17, 2018
  4. Back to gnarly feet we are. No one ever said they were gnarly. Just “wedged shaped”. I have a toe walker in my life who also has wedged shaped feet and there isn’t anything particularly disgusting about them. He’s also not a ballet dancer.

    I’m not saying SM was’ (a ballet dancer). Just contributing info that might not match up with the chit show of disgusting feet that the above images tend to link to SM’s feet. If his feet were disgusting, perhaps they would have been noted as such?

    May 19, 2018
    • Not only gnarly feet: we have the faded crotch-line suntan, the sturdy calves and smooth hands, objects a backstage dancer might use to make his own slippers, black possibly resin powder shaken from his brush, ballet connections right through the Thomson family … and DS Leane overwatching it all.
      That’s where we’re at.
      And I forgot, we have the heavy metal in his hair.

      May 19, 2018
  5. Misca #

    Gotcha’. Not saying he wasn’t a ballet dancer. Just saying that his feet most probably didn’t look like the shit-show of images you posted. One could have wedged shaped feet without all of the other disgusting crap, My only comment.

    May 19, 2018
    • Grabs the eye though. Graphics are handy that way.

      May 19, 2018
  6. Misca #

    Shame. I think if he had gnarly, yellowing, f’ked up fungus feet, it would have been noted. His feet (toes) were wedged shaped – nothing more was noted. So much disinformation about SM – no need to add to it all surely. In fact, Lawson indicated that he took care of himself; hands and feet included. If his feet had been so f’d up – why no photographs?

    I can’t tell you who SM was but I can most definitely state that many of those around him (more specifically those around “Jessica” and her possibly extended family) were farcical shams. Somehow, they have evaded the truth right to this day. The lies back then, weren’t “lies”. They hid themselves under the guise of “discretion” and just like today, they hid under a blanket of the politics that wrapped a blanket around to protect them.

    I don’t follow as much as I used to but I keep popping in for the hope of progress and for the chance to share more of what I have found. Unfortunately, everything keeps stalemating with nothing new.

    May 25, 2018
  7. If DA gets the DNA match he wants it puts SM in Sydney about October 1946. A premise dependent on the whereabouts of Jessica at the time.

    May 25, 2018

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